News Release

City of Irvine
Public Information Office

1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606



Public Information Office

City of Irvine to Honor Service Members with Inaugural Fourth of July Field of Valor Event

The City of Irvine, in partnership with the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee, is hosting its inaugural Fourth of July Field of Valor event July 1–10, 8 a.m.–10 p.m., at the Great Park Reflecting Ponds. Members of the community are invited to honor veterans, active duty, or fallen service members by either sponsoring a flag or visiting the flag display.

Honor a loved one by sponsoring one of 50 display flags:

  • Each flag is 3 by 5 feet, on a 10-foot pole.
  • Each flag is individually illuminated.
  • Sponsors can name a flag in honor or in memory of a veteran or active duty service member. All 50 flags have already been sponsored. 
  • Flag sponsorship is $65 per flag, available through June 27.
  • Sponsorships are available on a first-come, first served basis at
  • Proceeds benefit the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee.

On September 15, 2007, the City of Irvine officially adopted the 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines (2/11 Marines) from Camp Pendleton to make a difference in the lives of military personnel and their families. The Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee is a nonprofit organization that supports more than 750 Marines and Sailors in the adopted battalion by participating and donating to a variety of activities.

Great Park is located at 8000 Great Park Blvd., Irvine. For more information about the Fourth of July Field of Valor event, please call 949-724-6247 or visit